Sunday, December 28, 2008

How I scram.

I woke up this morning and upon entering the bathroom, I noticed that the waterline was a wee higher than usual. I flushed, and that's when I quickly realized that there was a problem. After calling the property manager's emergency pager, bailing out the water and um...stuff...I spent the morning keeping the cats out of the bathroom, checking to make sure the water was shut off, and fighting the urge to purge. Once the guy came to fix it (and he was happy to, as he gets time and a half today)and I finished bleaching and sandblasting the toilet area with Comet, I looked at the clock. Less than one hour until game time.

A while back (during MoFo, I believe), some bloggers were sharing their tofu scramble secrets. I never got around to it, since I was trying NEW things. You know, like taking pictures of my refrigerator.

Anyhoo, here's how I do it. Sauté some chopped mushrooms and a little onion in olive oil. Crumble in some extra firm tofu. Add minced garlic, dried thyme, a little Kala Namak (if you're into an eggy taste), whatever other seasonings you like (the Southwest Seasoning from Penzey's is awesome), and some nooch.* Add a little water and cook for a few minutes. Stir in some fresh chard. I like the Chard of Many Colors from Trader Joe's, because it's so pretty. Add the juice of half a lemon (or one small one), and stir until the scramble is cooked and the chard is wilted. Sprinkle with toasted sunflower seeds.

You are now ready for kickoff.

* I don't measure this stuff. Just use as much as you deem necessary. Just remember to add a little water if you like a lotta nooch in your scram.


River (Wing-It Vegan) said...

YIKES! What a day! At least it ended on a high note with that yummy scramble!

allularpunk said...

oh my... glad you got that fixed. i would have been having a panic attack the second the water started to rise! lovely scramble though. sounds yummy! also, your christmas meal sounds completely awesome. i must try that out!

herbivore said...

Mmm looks great. I love scramble. My favorite is garlic, sesame oil, peanut oil, scallions, carrots, and sesame seeds.

Also, Triple Rock's is fab. Nomnom.

jessy said...

glad you got the bathroom disaster taken care of. scrubbing with comet - eek! i can imagine that's some strong stuff! eek!

that's what i'm missing - a little nooch & some chard in my scramble! perfect! thanks for the suggestion! mmmmmmmmmmm!

Tami said...

The scramble sounds great...but your day sounds like a rough one! Glad it got straightened out.